Yo, stop it with the ignoratio elenchi, Richard. We get it, you think the Second Amendment was a bad idea. But your drawing the issue away from what the article meant to address, which are the deplorable actions of a rookie police officer and the unchecked power of police unions.
I find it funny there's so many "former" NSA officials. It makes it seem like once everything went public their fun was over and they didn't want to deal with the consequences so they all bailed ship before they got in too much trouble.
oh wait... that's probably exactly what happened, isn't it?
I started pirating textbooks after my freshman year after I bought a $200 textbook that was "required" for a course and then ended up never even opening it.
It gets harder every year though, as it's harder to find higher level textbook scans since they're used less. This year I was lucky in finding torrents for the current edition for all 4 of the textbooks I needed. But apparently one of my teachers allowed open textbook exams but we couldn't use e-books or print outs. Thakfully I found a paperback international copy for only $30.
If I had bought my textbooks at U.S. prices it would've cost me roughly $550, about a quarter of what I already pay for tuition. Instead I only spent $30. You can see the appeal of piracy now, yes?
Kinda sad when you compare it to games like Dangan Ronpa, also for the PSP/Vita, which attributes much of it's English success from the Somethingawful forums and other's "Let's Play" that translated the entire game.
In fact it could be argued the large English fan base that resulted from these fan translations are what convinced Dangan Ronpa's developers to create an English port of the now 4 year old game earlier this year.